The Ffestiniog Railway has a new General Manager. Mr. Peter Randell took up the full time post on Thursday, 25th July. Mr. Randell, who is 40, originally joined the railway earlier in January this year as Traffic and Engineering Operations Manager. He had previously worked for the HM Railway Inspectorate, Alstom and First North Western. This appointment is the final stage of a comprehensive review of the company’s structure undertaken by former Ffestiniog Railway Society Chairman Ken Allan and his contract as Managing Director has been terminated. This follows the earlier announcement by FR Chairman George Nissen that both Andrew Heyward and Andrew Savage had been appointed to the board as Directors. They will hold office until the forthcoming AGM in October when they will offer themselves for re-election.